11. What is the Student Agreement?

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The grantee signs this student agreement immediately upon arrival at the host institution.The grantee must open a bank account upon arrival and fill in the Bank Detail Form The Bank Detail Form must be handed in at the scholarship managing university. The host institution will facilitate supporting documentation and assistance to enable the grantee to open a bank account. The official contact person at the host university has to sign the Confirmation of arrival/departure form and to send it immediately to the Local ARISE Unit at UCT (info@intra-acp-arise.org.za).

11. Can I send my documents in another language than English?

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It is essential that you provide an official English translation of all the official documents you submit, such as diplomas and transcripts. First, the documents need to be translated by a registered translator. Next, the translation must be certified by the educational institution that issued the original documents or by the local diplomatic office of the host country. Passports do not have to be translated.

9. What is the scholarship selection based on?

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  • Selection decisions are assessed and evaluated at the respective institutions and eligible candidates then recommended to the Consortium Management Group as award recipients.
  • The Consortium Selection Committee  shall evaluate applications taking into consideration transparency of the process, gender, brain drain prevention and disadvantaged groupings and make such recommendations to the Consortium Management Group for endorsement and implementation.
  • Finally the Consortium Management Group oversees equal distribution of obligations, rights and tasks to all Consortium Members as well as awarding scholarships taking into consideration transparency, gender equality, brain drain prevention and representation of disadvantaged groupings. 

8. What determines eligibility?

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Applications from Students:

There are two target groups for students. To be eligible, master students as well as doctoral candidates referred as “students” must:

(a) Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the relevant lot; and
(b) Be registered/admitted at one of the Higher Education Institutions within the Partnership at the time of the application for a scholarship (Target Group I) or be registered/admitted in a Higher Education Institutions (not included in the Partnership) of a country of the lot or having obtained a Higher Education Institution degree (or equivalent) by an institution of a country concerned by the lot (Target Group 2); and
(c) Have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses in the host countries.

Applications from Staff

In order to be eligible, academic and administrative staff, hereafter referred as "staff", must:
(a) Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the relevant lot; and
(b) Work in or be associated with a Higher Education Institution within the Partnership.

In addition mobility assignments must be based on agreements between the members of the Partnership. The home and host Higher Education Institution and the individual staff must agree on the programme of lectures to be delivered by the visiting staff (for academic staff), on the research activities, on the type of training to be followed or on type of administrative cooperation to develop.
(c) Have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses in the host countries.
 

7. What defines a Target Group?

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Upon application you will be required to select the target group you belong to –

Target Group 1 (TG1) can be defined as:
African nationals and/ or residents registered in one of the Higher Education Institutions that is member of the consortium. In order to be considered eligible for TG1, applicants have to receive formal support letter (letter of recommendation signed by a senior lecturer or Dean) of the home institution.

Target Group 2 (TG 2) can be defined as:
African nationals and residents (students) registered in a Higher Education Insitutions of African countries not included in the partnership, or whom have obtained a Higher Education Institution degree or equivalent from an institution of these countries. This allows for providing mobility opportunities to students working in public administration, public and private enterprises.

6. Which data may I be requested to submit as part of my application?

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You may be expected to submit (but not limited to); Personal contact information of the candidate, year of birth, CV, fulfillment with the eligibility criteria for a scholarship (proof of nationality, relevant requirements for different target groups and type of mobility, proof of sufficient knowledge of the tuition language at the host institution), choice of courses and/or study programme and preferred ARISE host institutions.

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